As South Africa enters its seventh week of the lockdown, the Western Cape continues to be the epicentre of the pandemic.
The province has the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 7 235 infections.
Earlier in the week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced South Africa would be moving to Level 3 lockdown by the end of May, with certain areas most affected by the coronavirus outbreak remaining at Level 4.
Despite the Western Cape being home to 55.6% of the total positive Covid-19 cases in the country, Premier Alan Winde has asked that municipalities that are not Covid-19 hot spots and only have one or two cases be allowed to go into Level 3 lockdown.
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In this episode of …One More Thing, a weekly podcast hosted by News24 political journalist Tshidi Madia, she chats to Winde.
He joins us to discuss the Western Cape’s approach to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the province’s state of readiness in the case that infection rates continue to increase exponentially.
Listen to the episode here on SoundCloud